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shimsuki

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Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« on: March 14, 2010, 12:51 PM »
This is a shishigashira maple that got airlayered yesterday. I had never performed an airlayer before, so my friend brian at Cass Bonsai showed me. It might make a nice shohin one day.


The steps that were used to make this airlayer are on my blog at http://shimsuki.blogspot.com/2010/03/japanese-maple-air-layer.html as well as large pictures when they are clicked on.


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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 01:06 PM »
This is the front after the air layer will be complete.
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 08:12 PM »
Is this Shishi on it's own roots or is it grafted?
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 10:37 PM »
Is this Shishi on it's own roots or is it grafted?

I am not sure. My guess would be that it was an airlayer at one time.
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 06:41 AM »
I'm pretty sure the pictures do show a graft union low on the trunk. 
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 04:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure the pictures do show a graft union low on the trunk. 

Yeah I went out and looked at it, I think your right.
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 04:38 PM »
How's the graft coming along?
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 06:28 PM »
Roots formed and it was cut off and put into a training pot. Just another thing to grow out I guess :)

I will try and get a pic up tomorrow sometime.






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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 07:38 PM »
Here is a pic of Shim's air layer that he did this past spring (Our first). Rooted really well before the cut was done. We were pleased. I also posted my Shishi that was his inspiration.


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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 08:56 PM »
Evening All, This tree is doing well. Here is a current picture. JRob
 
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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2014, 04:39 AM »
Hi JRob, Shimsuki,

has either one of you ever managed to propagate shishigashira by cuttings?

kind regards
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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2014, 06:13 AM »
Have not tried cuttings. JRob
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2014, 06:15 AM »
I'm trying 10 cuttings from small branches I harvested from a landscape nursery..

will let you know if i have any success

thanks
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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2014, 08:30 AM »
I had a mist* failure and lost about 12 cuttings but I don't think they'd be that hard to root.  When I have the opportunity to try again, I'd put them in the greenhouse (or a translucent bin), in perlite after having been dipped in hormone and keep 'em from drying out.

*It was more of a failure of my neighbor ...but that's what I get for going on vacation.
 

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Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2016, 05:14 PM »
Herman, did you have any luck?  JRob/Andrew, what's this one looking like now?